Social Well-Being and Community Initiatives

Working with community members and organizations to enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and the community.

We work to support strong organizations, build community, conduct social research, and connect with government, private sector, and non-government organizations (NGOs). Learn more about the Social Planning department.

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Family and Community Support Services

FCSS is a partnership between local municipal governments and the provincial Human Services Ministry. The funding is used to support and develop locally driven preventive social services initiatives.

Tree of houses from the cover of Report to the Community Homelessness & Affordable Housing Initiatives 2013-2014.

Housing and Homelessness

We are involved in finding solutions to housing issues including homelessness in a variety of ways.

News & Notices

Red Deerians come together to clean up

June 15, 2018

This year’s city wide spring cleanup program, Green Deer, was a success with volunteers from businesses, community associations, schools, clubs, churches, families and individuals coming together to clean up garbage in our city.

Red Deer hosts 7 Cities conference to...

June 14, 2018

Over 350 delegates from across the country came together in Red Deer this week as The City hosted the 7 Cities conference on housing first and homelessness.

House fire in Johnstone Crossing caused

June 14, 2018

Twenty-one Red Deer Emergency Services (RDES) personnel responded to a fire on Jenner Crescent last night that caused severe damage to two homes.